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  • Mike Enzi should still be replaced! (76% conservative average)

    01/06/2014 4:03:07 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    Mike Enzi's conservative average: If you leave out the moderate-protecting ACU (McConnell at 100%, Graham at 92%) Enzi is at 76%. Even with the ACU, Enzi is at only 80%. Once he's safely reelected, he'll vote for McConnell for leader and will be the next Orrin Hatch or Thad Cochran, a republican that Chuck Schumer can count on for a vote when needed. Enzi (WY) - 08/19/14 - 80% (Average) - 74% (Heritage) - 71% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 82% (FreedomWorks) Enzi (WY) - 08/19/14 - 76% (Average) - 74% (Heritage) - 71% (CFG) - 82% (FreedomWorks)
  • Tea Party debacle implodes: Liz Cheney quits Senate race

    01/06/2014 12:58:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6, 2014 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Yes, nepotism, carpetbagging and cruelty to her sister hurt -- but Cheney’s troubles show a movement near its end. OK, Liz Cheney was a carpetbagger from Virginia who had little to sell in Wyoming besides her father’s connections. Still, Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter was not nearly as ludicrous a Senate candidate as Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, or Joe Miller of Alaska, or Sharron Angle of Nevada, or Joe Buck of Colorado, or … well, you get the point – all of whom won their 2010 Tea Party primaries against respectable conservative mainstream Republicans. That was 2010. On Sunday the...
  • BREAKING: Liz Cheney dropping out of Wyoming Senate race.

    01/06/2014 4:04:48 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/06/2014 | Fox News
    Liz Cheney is ending her campaign to be the next senator from Wyoming, dropping her primary challenge to Republican incumbent Mike Enzi. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a written statement released Monday morning, cited health issues in the family. "Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign," she said. "My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well-being will always be my overriding priority. ... Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you...
  • Liz Cheney quitting US Senate bid

    01/06/2014 8:44:42 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    msn.com ^ | 01/06/2014 | Donna Cassata
    Liz Cheney, oldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is ending her bid to run for Wyoming's U.S. Senate seat, citing health issues in her family. WASHINGTON — Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Monday she is abandoning her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Cheney cited "serious health issues" that "have recently arisen in our family" as the reason for her decision. But her candidacy had raised hackles in the Republican Party and caused a public rift with her sister, Mary, a lesbian, over Liz Cheney's opposition to gay marriage....
  • Liz Cheney Dropping Out of Primary

    01/05/2014 8:40:51 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 170 replies
    CNN Email
    First on CNN: Liz Cheney, whose bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN's John King. Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an announcement about the race as early as Monday.
  • First on CNN: Liz Cheney to abandon Senate bid

    01/05/2014 8:40:13 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/5/14 | By John King
    New York (CNN) -- Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN late Sunday. Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an official announcement about the race as early as Monday.
  • Dick Cheney 'Pained' by Public Flap, Sides With Daughter Liz

    11/19/2013 5:23:53 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 11/19/2013 | Cathy Burke
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney took the side of his U.S. Senate candidate daughter Liz in her high-profile spat over gay marriage with lesbian sister Mary, saying Monday that he was "pained" that the family dispute had become so public, Politico reported. Cheney and his wife, Lynne, issued a statement noting that the gay-rights issue was one "we have dealt with privately for many years." "[We] are pained to see it become public," the parents wrote. "Since it has, one thing should be clear. Liz has always believed in the traditional definition of marriage." The parents said Liz Cheney "has...
  • Dispute Over Gay Marriage Erupts in Cheney Family

    11/18/2013 6:45:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 17, 2013 | Jonathan Martin
    They were the towheaded sisters who tagged along on campaigns, polite and smiling, as their father rose through Wyoming and then Washington politics to become one of the most powerful men in the country. “We were as close as sisters can be,” recalled Mary Cheney of her relationship with her older sister, Liz. But now, a feud between the two has spilled into public view, involving social media, an angry same-sex spouse, a high-profile election and a father who feels uncomfortably caught between his two children.
  • The Cheneys Will Stop at Nothing to Get Liz Elected to the Senate

    11/02/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 122 replies
    he Wyoming GOP primary campaign is already shaping up to be a scorched-earth affair, demonstrating the kind of senator Liz Cheney would likely be. ..... Other Wyoming politicos who’ve tried to stay above the fray have found themselves drawn into the feud, notably Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator known for his crotchety demeanor. The Cheneys and the Simpsons were at a charity gala in Cody, Wyoming, when Lynne Cheney—Liz’s mother, Dick’s wife, and a writer of racy novels—allegedly approached Simpson and told him to “shut your mouth.” Simpson’s daughter-in-law posted about the incident on her Facebook page, and the...
  • Why the Wyoming Senate race is like nothing you’ve seen before

    10/09/2013 1:14:44 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/7/13 | Sean Sullivan
    The Wyoming Senate race may just be the most unique contest of the 2014 cycle. It means nothing for control of the Senate. It means everything to the complex web of colliding Republican interests that have quickly turned it into one of the most spirited campaigns in the country. Liz Cheney, shown in 2010. (Cliff Owen/AP) On the surface, the GOP primary contest between Sen. Mike Enzi and challenger Liz Cheney looks like a familiar tale: A Republican incumbent draws a primary opponent and a heated race ensues. We’ve seen this story unfold in Utah, Indiana and Alaska the past...
  • Sister says Liz Cheney's opposition to gay marriage 'dead wrong'

    09/01/2013 5:40:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/31/2013 | Noreen O'Donnell
    Mary Cheney, the younger daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney who married her long-time partner Heather Poe last year, chastised her older sister, a Republican who is running for the Senate, for her opposition to same-sex marriage in a posting on Facebook. Liz Cheney, who is seeking a Senate seat in Wyoming, said on Friday that she was "not pro-gay marriage." "For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage," Mary Cheney wrote on Facebook, according to the New York Times. "Freedom means freedom for everyone," she wrote, repeating a phrase...
  • Mary Cheney: My Sister ‘Is Dead Wrong’ on Gay Marriage

    08/31/2013 2:00:54 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Mary Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney and sister to Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney, severely denounced her sister’s statement on gay marriage, posting on her Facebook page that marriage was “not something to be decided by a show of hands.” “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage,” Cheney wrote. “Freedom means freedom for everyone. That means that all families—regardless of how they look or how they are made—all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges and protections as every other.” Mary Cheney encouraged her Facebook friends to share the...
  • Liz Cheney: ‘I Am Not Pro-Gay Marriage’

    08/31/2013 1:31:21 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney definitively stated her opposition to gay marriage on Friday, despite the pro-marriage stance of her father Dick Cheney, and her sister Mary Cheney, who married her partner last year. “I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” declared Cheney in a campaign statement. “I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.” Cheney issued the statement because she felt opponent (and friend of her father’s) Mike Enzi was “distorting her...
  • Why Liz Cheney Would Drag Wyoming—And The Senate—To The Left

    08/10/2013 3:06:59 PM PDT · by Nervous Tick · 53 replies
    TPM | 7/18/2013 | Brian Beutler
    The way D.C. political operatives are reacting to the news that Liz Cheney is challenging Sen. Mike Enzi in the Wyoming GOP primary, you’d think the Republican Party had another Sharron Angle on their hands — someone so much more conservative and rhetorically unrestrained than the incumbent or establishment candidate that she wins the primary only to lose a winnable general election race by a wide margin.Well, Cheney is famously unrestrained. But that’s about where the similarities end. Wyoming is so deep red that the winner of the GOP primary will sail through the general, no matter who it is....
  • Fishing License Becomes Issue for Liz Cheney in Wyoming Senate Race

    08/07/2013 7:39:14 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 180 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6 2013 | Richard L. Berke
    It sounds like a small-bore infraction: Liz Cheney, a United States Senate candidate in Wyoming, bought a state fishing license last summer even though she had not lived in the state for a year, as required. But the matter has inflamed her critics in the state, who have already labeled her an interloper and taken issue with her challenge to Senator Michael B. Enzi in next year’s Republican primary. Mr. Enzi is a popular three-term incumbent who is as conservative as Ms. Cheney. “It’s a serious misstep,” said Liz Brimmer, a Republican strategist in Wyoming and former chief of staff...
  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/27/2013 3:00:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 62 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17 2013 | David Mark
    There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in 2009, in an interview with MSNBC, of all places. At that was a time when the notion of same-sex marriage had considerably less support.
  • Poll of Wyoming Republicans: Enzi 54, Cheney 26

    07/23/2013 2:40:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2013 | AllahPundit
    Granted, the poll comes from left-leaning PPP but (a) they called the election correctly last November, (b) their new national poll has Obama’s approval rating in the crapper, and (c) their numbers here are actually slightly more favorable to Cheney than the numbers from Conservative Intelligence Briefing last week. Cheney starts out at a 54/26 disadvantage in her primary challenge to Enzi. She only has a narrowly positive favorability rating with GOP primary voters at 40/34, while Enzi is quite popular with a 66/24 approval rating. The two actually are pretty close among voters describing themselves as ‘very conservative,’ with...
  • McCain: I endorse Mike Enzi over Liz Cheney

    07/22/2013 4:41:37 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 147 replies
    hotair ^ | July 22, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Yet another reason to find the Enzi/Cheney race fascinating. Tough call here for Maverick. Does he strike a blow for incumbency by backing his pal Mike, even though it means siding with “wacko bird” nemesis, Rand Paul? Or does he strike a blow for interventionism by endorsing the tea-party favorite Cheney? Here’s the answer, via the Corner. McCain endorsing anyone named “Cheney” at this point was a long shot, incumbent opponent or no. He’s been at odds with Dick sporadically for at least 10 years, dating back to the Bush tax cuts, then to the debate over enhanced interrogation, and...
  • Enzi Crushing Cheney in Latest Poll out of Wyoming

    07/21/2013 2:13:24 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 21, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    In the latest poll out regarding the Wyoming GOP primary for senate, incumbent Senator Mike Enzi holds a strong lead over challenger Liz Cheney. After announcing she would run for the Republican nomination in the 2014 Wyoming senate race, many Republicans had opinions of the choice. But in the latest poll out of Wyoming, Mike Enzi leads the former VP’s daughter by over 30 points. If the race were held today 55 percent said they would support Senator Enzi, whereas only 21 percent support Cheney’s efforts. Just over three-quarters of the state’s voters view Enzi favorably, compared with just 6...
  • New Poll: Mike Enzi crushing Liz Cheney

    07/19/2013 9:42:28 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 98 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 7/19/13 | Conservative Intel
    Full results at the link. He's up by 34 points.
  • Enzi says he is confident amid Cheney challenge (Video at link)

    07/18/2013 5:23:45 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies
    AP via UT-San Diego ^ | July 18, 2013 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi said Thursday he will continue to do what he believes is right, even if it's not popular, as he faces a Republican primary challenge from Liz Cheney. Enzi has kept a low profile since the daughter of the former vice president announced her campaign Tuesday. In a news release Thursday, Enzi said many people have been calling and emailing to offer their support. He said his focus remains on the job he was elected to do. "When the time comes, I am confident the people of Wyoming will vote for my results, dedication,...
  • Rand Paul to Mike Enzi: ‘I’ll do anything I can’ (To help defeat Liz Cheney)

    07/18/2013 11:20:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 07/18/2013 | Hadas Gold
    Rand Paul is formally endorsing Sen. Mike Enzi as he faces Liz Cheney in a Wyoming GOP primary next year, Paul told POLITICO in an interview Wednesday. “I’ve told him I’ll do anything I can to help him,” the Kentucky GOP senator said. “In fact, somebody asked me today if they could use my name, and I said I’d be happy to sign on and do a fundraiser for him.” Paul said he isn’t sure why Cheney decided to challenge Enzi, but said she might end up picking up some grudges for doing so. “I don’t think it probably will...
  • Who is Mike Enzi? (Politico begins it's protect the more moderate candidate campaign)

    07/17/2013 1:05:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/17/13 | Rebecca Elliot
    Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has kept one of the lowest profiles of any U.S. senator, rarely seen on cable news shows or quoted in media coverage. That’s about to change, in a big way, after Liz Cheney’s announcement Tuesday that she’s challenging him next year in a GOP primary that promises to be one of the most talked about of the election cycle. Enzi, a three-term senator, expressed disappointment and feelings of betrayal over Cheney’s move. “I thought we were friends,” he said. Cheney, 46, has highlighted her youth as a potential advantage against Enzi. However, Enzi, 69, has maintained...
  • Michael Steele: Liz Cheney run will be divisive (only conservatives are divisive dontcha know!)

    07/17/2013 1:17:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/17/13 | Tal Kopan
    Michael Steele on Wednesday said Liz Cheney’s decision to challenge fellow Republican Sen. Mike Enzi for his Wyoming Senate seat will be disastrous and split the party. The former Republican National Committee chairman told MSNBC’s Alex Wagner that he thinks former Sen. Alan Simpson was right to call the situation a “disaster.” “I think he’s right, I think it’s going to open a lot of fissures in the party. I think this is an insurgent move by Cheney,” Steele said Wednesday on “Now with Alex Wagner.” Steele criticized Cheney’s comments that Enzi has compromised too much and “gone along to...
  • Sen. Mike Enzi: I’m not too old

    07/17/2013 1:00:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/17/13 | Hadas Gold
    Sen. Mike Enzi said on Wednesday he’s not “too old” to serve, challenging comments that newly announced competitor Liz Cheney would be a younger, fresher face for conservatives. “I’m absolutely not too old to be senator. I’m the median age,” the Wyoming Republican told CNN’s Dana Bash. “I’m in really good health, I’m on the committees that I want to be on. I have seniority, which is really trust that you develop.” Enzi said Wyoming voters will stick with him through a primary and emphasized that his constituents won’t be convinced with money - of which Cheney has a lot....
  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/17/2013 1:54:59 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 105 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Mark
    Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage Sen. Mike Enzi, her GOP primary opponent, opposes it by David Mark Editor-in-Chief Liz Cheney, 2014 Republican Senate candidate in Wyoming, and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. • AP There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in...
  • Rand Paul mocks Liz Cheney’s Senate bid ("I thought she was running in her home state of Virginia,”)

    07/17/2013 12:12:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/17/2013 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul mocked Liz Cheney’s newly announced Senate campaign Tuesday, questioning her Wyoming residency in a barbed statement. “When I heard Liz Cheney was running for Senate I wondered if she was running in her home state of Virginia,” Paul said. Cheney declared this afternoon that she would run in Wyoming’s GOP primary against incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi. Asked last week about the brewing matchup, Paul told POLITICO he viewed Enzi as a solid conservative. Paul and Cheney stand at opposite poles of the conservative national security debate, with Cheney supporting a hawkish foreign policy and Paul openly...
  • Rand Paul: I’ve got Mike Enzi’s back vs. Liz Cheney

    07/16/2013 6:23:39 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/11/13 | Alexander Burns
    Rand Paul: I’ve got Mike Enzi’s back vs. Liz Cheney Paul said he considers his colleague 'a good conservative.' | AP Photo By ALEXANDER BURNS | 7/11/13 11:44 AM EDT If Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi ends up facing a primary challenge from Liz Cheney, he might be able to count on some help from one of his highest-profile conservative colleagues. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told POLITICO Thursday that he considers Enzi “a good conservative,” and said he wasn’t familiar with Cheney’s interest in running against the incumbent Republican. “I don’t know much about her or her politics, really,” Paul...
  • Liz Cheney to Run for Senate

    07/16/2013 2:09:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 163 replies
    Liz Cheney to Run for Senate 4:54 PM, Jul 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER The AP reports: CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year.
  • Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year

    07/16/2013 2:09:56 PM PDT · by sunmars · 99 replies
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year.
  • NRSC would back Sen. Mike Enzi over Liz Cheney in possible Wyoming primary

    07/10/2013 6:19:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/9/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) would back Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) if he faces a primary challenge from Liz Cheney, a committee spokesman told The Hill. “The NRSC's main responsibility is to ensure the reelection of Republican senators on the way to the majority. We would obviously support Sen. Enzi if a challenge arises,” NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring said Tuesday. Cheney, a Fox News commentator, former State Department official and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is said to be seriously considering a Senate bid against Enzi. The New York Times reported last weekend that Cheney...
  • Time to Throw Out Second Best GOP Senators

    07/10/2013 5:17:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is a loyal Republican, a decent guy, and generally a good senator. He also needs to retire from the Senate because he is not good enough, and I don’t care if that makes him sad. The New York Times probably thought it was helping him recently when it ran an article about how Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz is planning to challenge him in the 2014 Republican primary. The Times hailed him as “a studious, low-key legislator who worked well with Senator Edward M. Kennedy,” and Enzi probably thinks that’s a compliment. For that reason alone he...
  • Source: Liz Cheney seriously considering running for Wyoming Senate

    04/08/2013 5:43:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/13 | Alex Pappas
    Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi may be gearing up to run for re-election in 2014, but that doesn’t mean Liz Cheney is ruling out a run for the Senate seat now. A source close to the politically active daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney tells The Daily Caller that she is still seriously considering running. (RELATED: Wyoming Republican Mike Enzi reportedly will run again for Senate) Over the weekend, The Casper Star Tribune reported that Enzi told a meeting of the GOP state party committee that he is looking forward to running for re-election — something he has yet to...